Football fan admits running on pitch

Police were forced to form a barrier.
Police were forced to form a barrier.

A FOOTBALL fan has admitted breaching the peace by running on to the pitch during the Scottish Cup final last month between Rangers and Hibs.

John Galbraith, 31, pleaded guilty when he appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

He admitted conducting himself in a disorderly manner during the football match, running on to the field of play, and breaching the peace on May 21 at Hampden Park.

Galbraith, from Dumbarton, also admitted assaulting two opposition supporters by punching and kicking one and punching another.

He also pleaded guilty to a third assault on a security guard by seizing hold of him. Sheriff Walter Mercer deferred sentence until next month. He granted bail with the special condition Galbraith does not attend any UK football game.

Three other men denied various charges when they appeared from custody at the same court.

Gary Bain, 40, from Pollok, Mark Hendry, 42, from Shettleston, and Steven Morrison, 21, from Swinton, Glasgow,were granted bail with the conditions they did not go to any UK match and trials were set for January next year.